It seems there is a new sheriff in DC’s digital town, and she goes by the name Molly Merrell. This new member of DC Online has just delivered a smackdown on rowdy posters at DC’s Source blog:
mollymerrell says on March 16th, 2011 at 3:31 pm :
Due to the inappropriate comments on this post, we will no longer be allowing comments on The Source until further notice.
My sincere apologies to those who came to this blog to actually discuss DC Comics and their books, but this back-and-forth has gotten out of control on this blog.
Posts have been – and will continue to be – deleted on both sides of this conflict. Your post may not have included any offensive words, but by continuing this dialogue, you are only escalating the problem. Therefore, any comment that is part of this back-and-forth will be deleted.
For those users who had nothing to do with this, I am very sorry for the inconvenience. We are working to make this site more hospitable to those who choose to comment properly and not take part in these offensive and inappropriate disputes.
Although we’re guessing the most offensive comments were removed, what’s left is typical internet fol-de-rol:
eldonte says on March 16th, 2011 at 2:39 pm :
Dubstep Remix. This one’s more better suited: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob0gRTaweIM
Ya I know my grammar is wrong. Eat pie.
floydlawton says on March 16th, 2011 at 2:40 pm :
I think Flash is fastest than Superman.
jorel1983 says on March 16th, 2011 at 2:41 pm :
@Floydlawton LOL best comment all day
floydlawton says on March 16th, 2011 at 2:44 pm :
eldonte says on March 16th, 2011 at 2:46 pm :
Flash is more fastest runner. Superman is more faster flyer.
neodegenerate says on March 16th, 2011 at 3:06 pm :
To get back on topic: Krypto would beat them both to wrap up 2 races in a under a month.
As we know all too well, left fallow, the internet will breed monsters. The need for steely moderation at the DCU blogs is unfortunate, but it comes with the territory.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.